Last weekend I began experimenting with the Cybertracker PDA database program. Although I am intending to develop a database for my work, I thought I would learn the program by creating a database for NT birdwatching. As I’m doing this in the evenings, it’s a slow process. I would’ve liked to have shown you a screenshot, but for some reason, the program won’t let me capture the screen. Anyway, it’s going to take me a while to get the whole database up and running. I also have to make a decision about how much detail I want in the way of descriptions, photos and birdcalls. If I decide to add them, it could take me a while.
On another geeky topic, Ben and I entered the world of geocaching yesterday. Well, we tried to. We tried to locate two caches using the PDA which has a GPS. There was one cache on Anzac Hill; the other (apparently) in front of the Alice Springs Post Office. We didn’t locate either of them. If you’re wondering what on earth I’m talking about, check this website out: http://geocaching.com.au/ or this one: http://www.geocaching.com/ .
Not to be daunted, at lunchtime I connected the GPS to the computer and downloaded the co-ordinates for the Anzac Hill cache from the geocaching.com website, and with the GPS in hand strolled down the street to Anzac Hill. And found the cache!! A small clear, cliplock container with a few goodies in it, stashed on the hill. Wow!! I found it. What a super nerd I am. Gary is disgusted at me!
I was informed by Rhiannon today that we are getting chickens tonight. I am worried about how Charlie and the cats will react to them – they’re only silkies. Although we want chickens, we were planning to build a coop once we came home from Bali and had planned the project. Oh well… Let’s hope it’s not fresh chicken dinner for our pets all round.